Summary

The Republic of Costa Rica is a Central American country largely covered by tropical forest that exhibits high biodiversity. The country has made many efforts to conserve its forests and biodiversity, although in most cases forest and agricultural resources have been independently assessed. Nevertheless, the interdependence of forest, biodiversity and agricultural resources has highlighted the need to develop a monitoring system that would allow consistent, integrated and comprehensive monitoring of all of these resources.

Since 2015, following a Ministerial Directive (DM-417-2015), the Government of Costa Rica has been developing a national system for monitoring land cover, land use and ecosystems (SIMOCUTE: Sistema Nacional de Monitoreo de la Cobertura y Uso de la Tierra y Ecosistemas) consisting of several integrated subsystems. SIMOCUTE constitutes the official platform for the integration and management of environmental data and information at national scale.

The case study reports on how the country is strengthening national capacities to monitor natural, agricultural and biodiversity resources to support decision-making and increase the ambition and effectiveness of climate actions.

59
number of views
13
number of downloads
Publishing year
2020
Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Authors
CBIT Global Forest project
Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica
Type
Case Study
Areas
MRV systems
Transparency
monitoring land cover
Sectors
Forestry
Language
English
Climate Tagger

Comments

Leave a comment

*
*

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

*
Comments on CBIT are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion. Please see our commenting guidelines for further information.